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‘Ricki and the Flash’ Trailer: Meryl Streep Rocks, Seriously

by Britt Hayes May 6, 2015 @ 8:18 PM
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After a few months of teaser images, the wait is finally over. You can watch Meryl Streep in action as a rock goddess in the first trailer for Ricki and the Flash, the new film from screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jonathan Demme. Not long ago, we learned that Streep had seriously committed herself to learning to play the guitar (of course she did — she’s Meryl F—ing Streep) for the film, and it seems that her hard work paid off.

Meryl Streep Recorded 12 Cover Songs for ‘Ricki and the Flash’

by Britt Hayes April 11, 2015 @ 2:49 PM
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Meryl Streep is a Queen. That’s just science fact. The immensely talented actress appears next as a rock star (oh, yes) in Ricki and the Flash, from writer Diablo Cody and director Jonathan Demme. The titular role of Ricki requires singing and guitar-playing, and you know Queen Meryl would not be content letting a stand-in handle all the work. In addition to recording 12 cover songs for the new film, Streep was so committed to the project that she spent six months honing her guitar skills and wound up literally bleeding for her art. That’s just how Meryl Streep rolls.

Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the Barbie Movie, Which Is Actually Pretty Perfect

by Britt Hayes March 4, 2015 @ 7:12 PM
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Plans for a Barbie movie were first announced last year to much confusion/fascination/morbid curiosity. But like LEGO, the world of Barbie is pretty vast and offers almost infinite possibilities—she’s had so many careers, for one thing. The live-action Barbie film hasn’t offered any news since the initial announcement, but today brings word that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has been hired to give the script the ol’ rewrite treatment. Honest to blog.

‘Ricki and the Flash’ Photo Reveals Meryl Streep’s Rocker Side

by Britt Hayes February 4, 2015 @ 5:18 PM
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‘Ricki and the Flash’ is one of my most-anticipated films of the year—you’ve got Meryl Streep playing a rock goddess in a film directed by Jonathan Demme and scripted by ‘Juno’ and ‘Young Adult’ writer Diablo Cody. What more could you ask for? Well, how about the first image of queen of everything Meryl Streep rocking out with a guitar? Done.

'Paradise' Trailer: Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut Heads to Vegas

by Britt Hayes August 3, 2013 @ 12:19 PM
The first trailer for 'Paradise,' the directorial debut from writer Diablo Cody ('Juno,' 'Young Adult'), has landed online just days after the announcement that the film will have its premiere on VOD via DirecTV on August 8. The film stars Julianne Hough as Lamb, a young, conservative Christian woman who is badly scarred in a plane crash, loses her faith, and runs off to Las Vegas with her insurance money to sin a little.

'Juno' Writer Diablo Cody Developing ABC Sitcom

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 5, 2012 @ 2:45 PM
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Granted, it's been years since anyone had occasion to parody the off kilter snappy dialogue of indie pregnancy comedy 'Juno,' but Diablo Cody's influence has continued to be felt in films like 'Young Adult' and even the dearly departed TV series 'United States of Tara.' That influence will soon be front and center once more, now that the former stripper-turned writer has begun developing 'Alex + Amy' over at ABC, but what's it all about?

Julianne Hough Gets Some 'Time and a Half' With Diablo Cody

by Nick Romano August 8, 2012 @ 8:21 AM
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First 'Dancing with the Stars,' then 'Footloose' and then 'Rock of Ages.' Julianne Hough is not slacking when it comes to snagging time on the big screen. Aside from getting cast opposite Josh Duhamel in 'Safe Haven,' she was cast in the lead role for Diablo Cody's directorial debut and still yet-to-be-named project -- and it looks like she'll be spending even more time with her.